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- Unlike other cardinal numbers, bare שתיים is not used before a noun; rather, שְׁתֵּי (shtéi, “two”) is used in that case.
- שְׁתַּיִם is a rare example of a Hebrew word with an initial consonant cluster (i.e. with a sh'va nakh on the first letter). Because of this, the שׁ is not doubled when the definite article הַ־ (ha-, “the”) is added: הַשְׁתַּיִם.
- דּוּ (du-)